At Fredenslund hospital, the doctors treat the male nurses with contempt, but ex-soldier Erik has a bigger problem: he can’t afford the books that students need. How will he pass his first test?
The hospital can get a big donation if it sparkles during an inspection, but dirty instruments keep turning up. Anna’s first assigned patient stirs up memories, while she and Erik draw closer.
Fredenslund is under pressure due to the polio epidemic and the students undertake vital tasks early in their training. Erik must learn to manage his emotions, while Bjorn tells Suzanne a secret.
Erik has difficulty facing a big test, while Anna sees another side to Suzanne when a patient with a painful past is hospitalised. And Lis invites the men to a secret party in the women’s quarters.
Erik’s father is hospitalised due to his drinking and Erik tries to hide their relationship from Anna. Meanwhile, Suzanne gets into trouble, Bjorn is in a dilemma and Nina is facing a new future.
The end of probation is in sight and the most important exam looms, but Erik is still finding studying challenging. Suzanne is exhausted and when Anna tries to help her, disaster strikes.